• Q+A: Autodesk's Sustainability Lead Explains How Data Shapes Cities

    Project stakeholders should be selective about the data they use to inform their design.

    Project stakeholders should be more selective about the data they use to inform their design, says Emma Stewart, head of sustainability solutions at Autodesk.

    ARCHITECT October 24, 2014

  • Five Wood Products to Lighten Up Projects

    Design objects, furniture, and paneling put a contemporary spin on interior staples.

    A kangaroo-inspired wall clock, a solid-wood sideboard, and reclaimed paneling put a fresh spin on interior wood furnishings and finishes.

    ARCHITECT October 24, 2014

  • Q+A: Five Questions with Skanska's Chief Sustainability Officer Beth Heider

    Green building is progressing beyond sustainable design and toward the question of how the built environment affects human health and well-being.

    Green building is progressing beyond sustainable design and toward the question of how the built environment affects human health and well-being.

    ARCHITECT October 23, 2014

  • Q+A: Ajaita Shah Gives Power to Those in Need

    The founder and CEO of Frontier Markets is empowering a population in need of reliable electricity with solar energy.

    The CEO and founder of Frontier Markets is behind India's thriving and localized economy based on solar-powered products.

    ARCHITECT October 23, 2014

  • Tikal, Guatemala: Where Ancient History Continues to Reveal Its Secrets

    The centuries-old Maya metropolis continues to surprise.

    Columnist Blaine Brownell visits the great plaza in Tikal National Park, where ongoing archaeological research is evolving contemporary understanding of the Maya civilization.

    ARCHITECT October 22, 2014

  • Enter Your Tech-Driven Projects in the 2015 AIA TAP Innovation Awards

    The deadline for entries in the 10th annual program is Dec. 8.

    ARCHITECT October 21, 2014

  • Scrap Trees Get New Life in Structural Systems

    A Wisconsin-based fabricator's proprietary grading process and novel steel–wood connection redefines structural timber.

    WholeTrees Architecture & Structures in Madison, Wis., finds structural use for small-diameter timber through a proprietary grading process and novel steel–wood connection.

    ARCHITECT October 21, 2014

  • Q+A: Three Questions with Building Robotics Vice President Lindsay Baker

    New ways to collect data are helping to drive decisions about occupant health.

    We talked with the vice president of business development of the intelligent building systems startup about using data to drive decision-making for occupant health.

    ARCHITECT October 21, 2014

  • Efraín Recinos' Teatro Nacional and the Search for Cultural Expression

    The cultural project represents contemporary architecture that celebrates its local context.

    The 1978 civic project in Guatemala City is an example of architecture whose forms reflect and celebrate local history.

    ARCHITECT October 20, 2014

  • Six Enclosures to Work a Nap into Projects

    Travelers, students, and office workers can rest their weary heads in these small spaces.

    Occupants of constant-use spaces such as airports and data centers can get some shuteye in these architectural enclosures.

    ARCHITECT October 17, 2014


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